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By Mark Gaughan

The University at Buffalo will unveil a new black helmet to go along with black pants and black jerseys, for its Sept. 12 home game against Baylor.

The 8 p.m. game at UB Stadium will be televised nationally on ESPN. UB is promoting the game as a "blackout" and encouraging fans to wear black.

Baylor is a preaseason top 10 team and is led by quarterback Bryce Petty, a Heisman Trophy candidate. The Bears beat UB, 70-13, last season en route to an 11-2 season. The Bears closed the season with a 52-42 Fiesta Bowl loss to Central Florida.

The black helmet and jersey will be UB's "alternate" outfit, and the team probably will pull it out for another game later in the season.